Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Gundog Estate Single Vineyard Somerset Shiraz 2014


A charm from the well documented incredible Hunter Valley 2014 vintage.


Planted in 1965 and 1970 on red volcanic soil, only the 1970 block is irrigated when 'very dry'.


Each parcel of the Single Vineyard range was treated the same to ensure the site did all the talking. A two day cold soak and only 30% new oak was used for ten months.

Pretty aromas of violets and blueberries. The fruit is deep rooted and comes at you hard yet is measured by a lacy elegance. Delivery seems held back though with savoury elements drawing at you yet it doesn't have the sleek presence of its siblings. Tannins are a little firmer and are moving to the powdery spectrum. All things accounted for, there's a lovely shape to this wine and it will only get better. You really get to appreciate each site when looking at each vineyard in comparison like his - well played Mr Burton.

Drink now but will continue to evolve in bottle well beyond a decade.

94/100

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $100
Source: Sample
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